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    The world wide atheist community has stood up for Damon Fowler.  Providing over 20, 000 dollars toward his post-secondary education.  What heinous crime has Mr.Fowler committed that resulted in threats to his person, public defamation by his teachers and being kicked out of the family house?  Expressing his rights, guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, to have his school free of the perversity know as the christian religion.  Greta Christina writes about the entire sordid incident, I recommend you read the entire article.  I post an excerpt here to illustrate how deeply ingrained the religious rot is in the United States.

“Damon Fowler, an atheist student at Bastrop High School in Louisiana, was about to graduate. His public school was planning to have a prayer as part of the graduation ceremony: as they traditionally did, as so many public schools around the country do every year. But Fowler — knowing that government-sponsored prayer in the public schools is unconstitutional and legally forbidden — contacted the school superintendent to let him know that he opposed the prayer, and would be contacting the ACLU if it happened. The school — at first, anyway — agreed, and canceled the prayer.

Then Fowler’s name, and his role in this incident, was leaked. As a direct result:

1) Fowler has been hounded, pilloried, and ostracized by his community.

2) One of Fowler’s teachers has publicly demeaned him.

3) Fowler has been physically threatened. Students have threatened to “jump him” at graduation practice, and he has received multiple threats of bodily harm, and even death threats.

4) Fowler’s parents have cut off his financial support, kicked him out of the house, and thrown his belongings onto the front porch.

Oh, and by the way? They went ahead and had the graduation prayer anyway.”

    Good Times to be had down south.  I’ve just wondered though, why isn’t the Tea Party all over this?  I mean, this is the US CONSTITUTION that is being violated here, where is the uproar? 

**Update: Check out Darkmatter’s video on the subject as well.

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